CARI JOHNS ISHAM brings experience in both the public affairs and events-management arenas to her new role as executive director of TokenizeTN, an advocate for making the Tennesee innovation ecosytem attractive and supportive for business, government and community adoption of blockchain technology.
TokenizeTN founder and President Kristen Johns, an attorney with Waller Lansden, told Venture Nashville that Isham's congressional staff and event services experiences make Isham's appointment a strong one.
The nonprofit organization formally registered with Tennesee secretary of state, Jan. 16.
Johns said TokenizeTN has nearly completed assembling its board of directors; and, it is likely to convene or otherwise participate in at least two significant events during the balance of this year, in Nashville.
While TokenizeTN has not established a formal policy agenda for the near term, it is preparing to ramp-up its member recruitment and services, communications, outreach to industry and educational institutions, among other functions.
Already, said Johns, the fledgling association is engaged with Women 4 Blockchain, which is holding a hackathon and a set of workshops held Feb. 8-10 at Lipscomb University in Nashville.